Louisiana: Mass workshop for priests

I picked this up from Vultus Christi:

News from the Diocese of Shreveport, Louisiana

The pursuit of the two forms of the Roman Liturgy

“What earlier generations held as sacred, remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful. It behooves all of us to preserve the riches which have developed in the Church’s faith and prayer, and to give them their proper place.”
(Pope Benedict XVI, Letter to Bishops, 7 July 2007)

Priests Formed by the Liturgy

In a humble effort to deepen priestly devotion to the Sacred Liturgy, you as a priest of the region are invited to be formed by the liturgy in an environment of prayer, study, and warm hospitality. During these series of days, we hope to inaugurate locally what is found in Presbyterium Ordinis #5: “Let priests take care so to foster a knowledge of and facility in the liturgy, that by their own liturgical ministry Christian communities entrusted to their care may ever more perfectly give praise to God, the Father, and Son, and Holy Spirit.”

Rev. Msgr. Andrew Wadsworth
Executive Director of ICEL

January 31 – February 3, 2011
Fairview House, part of the Diocesan Catholic Center
Sponsored by the Latin Mass Society of Shreveport

Cost: $50 (room-board-presenter)
(Finances should not be a prohibition for your coming. Let us know what we can do.)
Bring your own black cassock, surplice, amice, alb, cincture,
white and red stole, biretta, missal, missal cards.
Let us know if there is something you need to borrow.
There are only 20 spaces open to maximize our learning opportunity.
Therefore, please register ASAP to secure your spot.
Deadline to register: Jan 21

The Program: both classroom sessions and practical hands-on instruction.


? Mutual Enrichment
? Hermeneutic of Continuity – Reform of the Reform – Noble Simplicity
? Ars Celebrandi
? Discussion regarding resources and on-line resources
? Low Mass Practicum
? A comprehensive introduction to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass and its liturgical principles
? An overview of the 1962 Roman Missal and liturgical calendar
? A complete explanation and demonstration, with practical hands-on instruction, in the ceremony of Low Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal
? Tips and strategies for gaining proficiency in Latin
? An introduction to Sung Mass and Gregorian Chant
? Hands-on instruction and training in the ceremonies of Sung (and Solemn) Mass
? Overview and practice in the chants of the Sung Mass
? Training in all the altar server positions for Sung Mass

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  1. Emilio III says:

    Wonderful news!

  2. Young Canadian RC Male says:

    Awesome. If only these kinds of workshops, with their appropriate roles of course, were being offered to the Laity who want to go to Latin masses or altar serve.

  3. TJerome says:

    WOW, this is the “Brick by brick” I like!!

  4. AnAmericanMother says:

    Msgr. Wadsworth is absolutely first class and the real deal.

    He gave a magnificent keynote address at our archdiocesan seminar on music and the liturgy last year. He was very tactful but didn’t give an inch to the ‘happy clappy crowd’. Very best moment: a somewhat whiny member of the aforesaid crowd stood up during the question period and said, “we’re a poor parish, we can’t afford an organ, we can’t do any better than keyboards and electric guitars, blah blah.” The Monsignor heard him out patiently, then looked square at the crowd and announced, “The only instrument you need is right here.” and patted his chest. Pointed out that anybody can sing chant. And of course Jeffrey Tucker followed on with a splendid breakout session proving that yes, anybody can sing chant.

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